I noted earlier today that to accuse someone of “shuck and jive is simply a diplomatic way of calling them a b*llsh*tter. Today Politico is reporting that our illustrious community-organizer-in-chief showed his, er, class in a Rolling Stone interview by completely dispensing with diplomacy.
President Obama sat for an interview with Rolling Stone for next month’s issue and Playbook has the first look at the story by Douglas Brinkley:
“We arrived at the Oval Office for our 45-minute interview … on the morning of October 11th. … As we left the Oval Office, executive editor Eric Bates told Obama that he had asked his six-year-old if there was anything she wanted him to say to the president. … [S]he said, ‘Tell him: You can do it.’ Obama grinned. … ‘You know, kids have good instincts,’ Obama offered. ‘They look at the other guy and say, “Well, that’s a bullsh—er, I can tell.”’”
Classy that President of ours.
I wanted to title this post “the pot calls the kettle black” but if I had, I’m sure liberals would consider my use of that ancient idiom for hypocrisy to be racist since I’m white and the current occupant of the oval office is not. Case in point: Today in an amusing, though all too familiar example of liberal pretzel logic, WaPo buffoon Erik Wemple assures us that Governor Palin’s hypocrisy charge is “absurd” since shuck and jive is clearly not racist when uttered by liberals such as Jay Carney or Chris Matthews, but obviously the equivalent of the n-word when conservatives use it. I’d chalk this idiocy up to more shuck and jive from the Left but, on second thought, maybe it’d be safer if I used Obama’s term (see above) to describe Wemple’s musings.
Am I the only one who finds it more than passing strange that the media is obsessing over silliness like this rather than seeking answers to serious questions?